The Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky




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Service Above Self Award


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The Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky, OH is proud to serve the local community through its motto, "Service Above Self".  Follow the tabs to the left to learn more about the local club, its projects, and members.  See our upcoming event announcements below, and be sure to view the calendar to see what is happening in the near future. 


See below for current projects, news, and events:

*Meetings Resume - Mondays @ John Stewart UMC*

The Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky regular Monday, noon meetings have resumed as of February 1st. 

Meetings will be held at John Stewart United Methodist Church until further notice.


2020 Pancake Breakfast Nets Great Results!

The Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky would like to extend a huge THANKS to our community for its ongoing support of the Rotary Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.  This year the club raised a net of over $7,600, which is only slightly less than the proceeds seen in non-pandemic years.  The funds raised support Rotary’s annual scholarships, charitable giving, and its ability to leverage Rotary District 6600 grant funds for larger local projects.

At the tail end of 2020, the Rotary Club appropriated over $4,300 to local charitable efforts including the seven local food pantries, Wyandot Community Connections, and the Salvation Army.

This month the Club approved an additional $250 donation to MESA (Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad, Inc.), a service project of Rotary District 6600 that collects and sends millions of dollars’ worth of medical supplies and educational materials to areas of need around the globe.  The club also approved a total of over $2,500 that will be leveraged to for an additional $1,000 from a Rotary District grant to fund shade coverings and structures for the Upper Sandusky High School courtyard restoration project.

Again, all of these great projects and efforts are made possible by your participation in the Pancake Breakfast and especially our sponsors for the event.  In total, over $45,000 has been raised by the Pancake Breakfast during the last 6 years! 

We would like to again thank all of our sponsors who make this event an ongoing success:




Darrell Baird, President 2020-2021

Welcome to the Upper Sandusky Rotary Club's website.  The club was chartered on June 28th, 1943 and led by President, Paul Stephan; Vice President, J.D. Blackford; Secretary-Treasurer, Earl Ulrich and Sergeant-at-Arms, George Denman.  Our motto, "Service Above Self" has been present in activities undertaken by this club and it's members since the day that the Toledo Club and Findlay Club laid the plans to start a club in Upper Sandusky.  From planting 2,000 trees around the recently built Wyandot Memorial Hospital (trees in 1952, hospital in 1950), to providing air conditioning units to cool hospital rooms (1953) to current day projects of building playgrounds in the local parks and school to working with other local service organizations to provide the very first Pavillion at the "new" Upper Sandusky Reservior.  There have been numerous local projects over the last 60+ years and these, of course, could be easliy overlooked by the enormous amounts of generosity and humanitarian aid that Rotary International has provided.  Rotary is one of the largest service organizations in the World and has been accredited with being the driving force behind erradicating Polio.  Although not completely gone from the world, it is well on it's way to becoming a thing of the past.  Rotary is so well received that it has been able to partner with The World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Governments of countries around the world and many other organizations to provide immunizations, clean drinking water, humanitarian aid and literacy around the world.  Please enjoy the site and feel free to join us at a regular meeting at Special Occasions Catering every Monday at noon.